Health anxiety, rumination, and negative affect: a mediational analysis.

@article{Marcus2008HealthAR,
  title={Health anxiety, rumination, and negative affect: a mediational analysis.},
  author={David K. Marcus and Kathleen T. Hughes and Randolph C. Arnau},
  journal={Journal of psychosomatic research},
  year={2008},
  volume={64 5},
  pages={
          495-501
        }
}
OBJECTIVE A ruminative cognitive style has been associated with a variety of mood and anxiety disorders. This study examined whether a ruminative cognitive style is associated with health anxiety, even when controlling for negative affect. METHOD College students (N=198) completed measures of health anxiety, rumination, and negative affect and estimated the likelihood that ambiguous symptoms were indicative of catastrophic illnesses. These data were analyzed using structural equation modeling… CONTINUE READING
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